Elizabeth GUMBLETON


Name: Elizabeth GUMBLETON  P0052 
Born: 1846  St Martin's RD, Middlesex, England
Parents: Josiah GUMBLETON Lydia REVELL
Occupation:   
Spouse 1Charles Fourier STOLLMEYER
Married 6 May 1867
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Elizabeth Gumbleton, daughter of Josiah and Lydia Gumbleton, was born in 1846, in St Martin's registration district, London, perhaps at a time when her parents were living at 24, St. Martins Court, Long Acre, London.

In 1851, aged 5, she was living with her family at 4, Tiverton Street, Newington, Surrey, where her father was a shoemaker. She was described as a day scholar.

Some of the family, including Elizabeth, must have travelled to the West Indies in the 1860s, and Elizabeth was married in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 6 May 1867, to Charles Fourier STOLLMEYER, the son of Conrad F STOLLMEYER, asphalt manufacturer.

Charles Fourier Stollmeyer was responsible for the construction of 'Stollmeyer's Castle', a magnificent house, said to be patterned after a wing of Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Construction began in 1902 and was completed in 1904. It was designed by the Scottish architect Robert GULLIES.

Apparently, Mrs. Stollmeyer (nee Gumbleton) had simple taste and found the building too elaborate for her fancy, and she and her husband did not move into it. Instead, they gave it to their son, Conrad C. Stollmeyer, who was about to be married and who moved into the house in 1904.

Children:

  • Charles Conrad Stollmeyer b: ABT 1878 in Port of Spain, Trinidad; died 1965 . In 1891 he was at 7 Kitts Road, St. Paul Deptford, Greenwich, London (Staying with his uncle, Samuel MECHAM, widower of his aunt Mary Anne Gumbleton along with his cousin, Beverley Littlepage). He was a Merchant. He married Amy Kathleen GAMMON (b: ABT 1882 in Puerta Plata, San Domingo) in 1904 in Wandsworth, London, England.
  • Albert Victor Stollmeyer b: ABT 1880 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. Death: 1964. Occupation: Cocoa Planter. Residence: Mon Valmont, Santa Cruz Valley, Trinidad. He was married in 1906 to Ada Kate Baxter (b: ABT 1880 in Markyate, Bedford, England). Children: Audrey Stollmeyer, Hugh STOLLMEYER, Rex Stollmeyer (b: ABT 1907), Victor Humphrey STOLLMEYER (b: JAN 1916 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad), Jeffrey Baxter STOLLMEYER (b: 11 MAR 1921 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad).
  • Clara Stollmeyer b: ABT 1883
Elizabeth was the grand-mother of Jeffrey B. Stollmeyer who captained the West Indies cricket team in the 1950s. Although JBS was never knighted, he is sometimes referred to as Sir Jeffrey. He may have been nominated for a knighthood but not invested before he died prematurely at the hands of an intruder. 
DateEventPlaceReference
1846 Mar Qr Birth registration of Elizabeth GUMBLETON St Martin's RD, Middlesex, England Civil registration birth registers
30 Mar 1851 Elizabeth GUMBLETON (age 5) living in 4 Tiverton Street, Newington in 1851 census Newington, Surrey, England 1851 census
7 Apr 1861 Elizabeth Gumbleton (age 15) living in High St, Farnham in 1861 census Farnham, Surrey, England 1861 census
6 May 1867 Marriage of Elizabeth GUMBLETON and Charles Fourier STOLLMEYER Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago Marriage index
7 May 1867 Marriage of Elizabeth Gumbleton, 1867 Port of Spain, Trinidad View details


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